It is my birthday today. :) I know, I don't look a day over 35. We are going to dinner tonight with my Mom and brother, T. I am looking forward to it. However, we are also celebrating at another restaurant with friends on the 26th at Talula's Table. Google it...seriously. There will be a X.X.X rated food p.o.r.n post after that dinner.
My birthday does not bother me. Turning another year older, heck we all do it. Not a big deal. You know what IS a big deal? Being in another demographic. You know those surveys that ask what your age range is? Yeah, I am in the next bracket now. That is a little disconcerting. Next I'll be getting AARP newsletters (no offense to those of you that do but I am SURE the first one was a shock to you). I don't feel old. I play football, I watch Sponge Bob (I have to post on this soon), I mean that has to mean something, right?
My Dad watched Looney Toons pretty much up until he passed away (57). I think he would have enjoyed Sponge Bob. My Mom is like a teenager dating again (61). Maybe I inherited my young at heart qualities from them.
Sometimes, I think you have to work at being young at heart too though. Remember as a kid sneaking on to golf courses to meet up with friends and do generally teen things? Well we live next to one. I don't call the cops on the kids but part of me thinks I should. The part that thinks I should worries about them. The part that doesn't want to call the cops, wants them to enjoy their fun in a wide open space. Does that make sense? Then there are the times that when you do make that choice to be young at heart and it feels amazing. The simplest thing can bring you so much joy; swinging on a park swing as high as you can, dancing around your room to a favorite song, jumping in puddles, running in the rain. Maybe that's part of what getting older means, you have more choices about how you keep yourself young and learning new ones just makes your life so much fuller.
Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy biiiiirthday dear Scargosun....
Happy birthday to me.